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On the Trail of the Chessmen, from Lewis to London

Standing on the white sands of Uig on the Isle of Lewis is a slightly surreal experience.  You’re on a beach, but you can’t see the sea (at least not without a swift 15 minute walk to the waves). 588 more words


Tiree: Wild Weather

Last night, following yesterday’s warm sunshine, we went to bed around midnight with the confirmation that today’s ferry was cancelled due to the high winds that were making their presence felt. 221 more words

"Life On Tiree"

Review: Adabroc - Tursa

I’ve just discovered Adabroc but wish I had known about this band the second it released music! An atmospheric black metal band from one of the farthest flung corners of the British Isles, the Isle of Lewis, Adabroc are named for a village on the northern tip of the island. 178 more words


Work of Duluth's historical singing Scotsman lives on through new album

The folk music of a Scotsman who emigrated to Duluth more than a century ago will be given new life thanks a Northfield musician.

The Scots Gaelic songs performed by highly-regarded singer John Matheson were recorded in Duluth in 1937 and preserved by the Library of Congress. 306 more words

Entertainment & Arts

Finally - I get to fire my gun!

After being on the island for nearly two weeks,  I got to dirty my barrels for the first time yesterday evening.

The night before I had gone out with the intention of putting myself into some of the many greylag geese on the island, but instead discovered I was around 300 metres too far away from the line. 450 more words

Country Life

A Farewell in photographs

It is not long now until we leave our beloved Scotland again for another few months. I have taken a few more photographs here as we walked the hills, moors and beaches, and the slideshow at the end of this post is my farewell to Scotland until we return next year. 345 more words